Turning Data into Insight Series: Using HMIS to Understand Systems

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This edition of Turning Data Into Insight spotlights how researchers, legislators, and policymakers use HMIS data to understand the homelessness assistance system and work toward improvements.   The information you collect and submit for projects like the Point in Time Count and the Housing Inventory Count is critical to ensuring decision-makers have an accurate picture of the work  … Read more

Turning Data Into Insight Series: PIT and HIC

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In this edition of Turning Data Into Insight, we’re focusing on the Point-in-Time and Housing Inventory (it’s top of mind!). 2018 Map of Nationwide PIT and HIC Data ICA recently published a dashboard of national PIT and HIC data, highlighting the percent change between 2017 and 2018.  You can zoom into your community to learn the  … Read more

PIT Report Enhancements; Deadline Extended by 1 Week

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An important announcement for ES and TH users concerning the Point-in-Time Count: We released a new version of the 0630 Sheltered PIT Report with important feature enhancements. It now more clearly identifies errors, needed corrections, AND length of stay issues. Even if you ran this report in the past, you will need to review the data  … Read more

PIT in the News!

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Many of our partners across the state were featured in local news stories about the 2018 PIT Count. Check out the media coverage on the 2018 PIT Count page of our website.

PIT Update

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PIT data entry in HMIS should be complete. We recently learned of an upcoming Mediware release of the Sheltered PIT report in HMIS. Because of this, we may reach out to users with additional data corrections in the next few weeks. We thank you in advance for your quick response and attention to these needed  … Read more

HMIS Point-in-Time Early Bird Deadline is Monday, February 26th

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By now all Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing projects should have run the Point-in-Time (PIT) Data Quality reports and made any necessary data corrections. See our 2/9 PIT Data Entry article for instructions. Early bird deadline is Monday, February 26th. Watch for communications directly from our staff for data clean up, and reach out with  … Read more

2018 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count is Today!

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We hope you’ve tuned in to our training efforts and reviewed, printed, and prepped materials for tonight’s Point-in-Time Count. If you haven’t, pull up a chair and catch up here. TONIGHT, Wednesday, January 24th at sunset through sunrise, Thursday, January 25th is the official count.   This is a truly communal effort, as folks from around Minnesota in our sector  … Read more

2018 Point-in-Time Count Webinar

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Register for our training webinar; prepare, practice the PIT LIVE survey, and download resources by visiting our PIT Count webpage. The 2018 Point-in-Time Count will be conducted across Minnesota on the night of Wednesday, January 24th. This is an essential, community-wide endeavor! ICA is hosting a webinar on January 9th, 2018, at 1pm to explain the  … Read more